Here’s Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino telling me during a CapTon interview that it is perhaps time to reconsider New York’s so-called “Cadillac” version of Medicaid, which is infamous for covering all manner of health care services not provided in other states.

Astorino offered up dentures as something Medicaid recipients might be able to live without. When I asked him how people would be able to chew without dentures, he replied: “Soup is good.”

“These are the hard choices we have to make,” Astorino continued. “Why are they not covering dentures, let’s say, in California?”

“They’re OK. I mean, I see a lot of healthy people in California, too. But it all gets down to prioritizing, Liz, I mean, that’s really what it is. Because we could sit there and be on a treadmill forever, which is really what this state has done. Nobody wants to make a decision.”

The full Astorino interview will air at 8 p.m. tonight and then re-air at 11:30 p.m.

The county executive was mildly critical of his fellow Republican, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (who, like Astorino, ousted a veteran Democratic incumbent in 2009) for pledging to sue the control board that voted to take over his county’s finances. Astorino said he doesn’t agree with that move and would be working with NIFA, if he was Mangano.